Friday, May 11, 2018

notmovingpictures Episode 87: Rejection Sucks

On this episode I drop the news about finally making myself submit a short story I wrote only to have it rejected and what my plans are for it (and other writing projects) moving forward. Then I talk about being diagnosed with depression and how it seems to run in my family. Next I talk about my experiences visiting Peru and how they differ from a travel podcast I have been listening to before segueing back into depression and my writing. Lastly I read the rejected short story Aware. I've already started editing it again so it will turn up somewhere soon. I promise.



Opening music - Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Rollins Band - Disconnect

Email: www.notmovingpictures@gmail.com  Twitter: @notmovingpics
Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com

Older episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org. Just search for notmovingpictures.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Ten For Tuesday Episode 153: Mexican Mission Careers



Against Me! - Delicate, Petite and Other Things I'll Never Be
Klammer - Modern God
A Lazarus Soul - Icon
Mission Of Burma - Max Ernst
Fugazi - Margin Walker
The Ramones - My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes To Bitburg)
Careers In Science - Rockets
Mexican Pets - Subside
Porcupine - My Days
Alejandro Escovedo - Suit Of Lights

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Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com

Old episodes of the podcast can be found at www.archive.org. Just search for Ten For Tuesday.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Doing Lines 2

Loneliness always wins out.

Ten thousand years the same as a hundred.

His son bought drugs at school today.

Your feelings were forgotten, they kicked you in the teeth.

I’m too good a friend to chance on romance.

We’re well on our way to the domination of anarchy.

It didn’t seem like Christmas.

Each loves another they can’t decide.

They’re playing out their masochistic tendencies.

The mighty wind howls and the storms will blow.

The prettiest picture I’ve ever seen is the rain in the trees.

Suicide hurts others, not just you, not just me.

One man sits alone while others sit in a group.

One man works two jobs and another cheats on his spouse.

I want your love I want your help. I’m afraid to risk it.

You got what you wanted and left me for another.

I’m all alone in a room full of people.

Sometimes I feel like my heart is broken into pieces.

She showed up with him again.

My blood is spilling on the floor.

He knew he couldn’t change the past.

Never give up, never give in.

I guess I found out the hard way.

I sat down and waited for my ride.

I guess after all it’s just a game.

When the boys leave town the girls run around.

If I told you a secret would you believe it?

She doesn’t want to love me.

I continue to hang around, just in case.

Forget the truths you learned in school. They’re all lies.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Doing Lines 1

I’ve written a lot of stuff over the years. You could call part of it lyrics or poetry or spoken word with some short stories thrown in and a movie script of two for good measure. Some of it was good and some of it not so good. Okay, some of it was utter crap. Since I’ve done nothing with the vast majority of it I decided to draw out a line or two from here and there and put them to good use. This is especially good for the junk that never seemed to work quite the way I wanted it to. At least some good will come of it. If you’re thinking “Didn’t Henry Rollins do something like this once?” my answer is yes. Yes he did. What’s your point? His version was intentionally written to be very brief. My version is taken from larger pieces and I call it Doing Lines. We'll see if this leads anywhere.

My pockets are full of empty promises.

The youth are unfulfilled. Their minds never tested.

He was assuming the form of the dead.

I said hello. She asked me how much money I make.

His father stole his money and changed his phone number to unlisted.

She once threw a knife in my general direction.

His cousin never picked him up. His uncle never answered the phone.

I was divorced. She was married. There was something between us.

She never told me she had a boyfriend.

I was too old for her anyway.


Now I can’t remember her last name.

My Mom re-used the film. Now her picture is gone.

Your rights were violated yet you’re the guilty victim.

Sunken eyes stare at the page.

Hold on, don’t leave me again.

TV and the radio became my best friends when I moved into town.

Criminals walk free in our government.

Why don’t you get drunk and be somebody.

Sitting alone on the couch laughing at private jokes.

Nerds have more fun.

Our youth are under siege by the demon heavy metal.

Just remember, you chose them over us.

You wonder why I think the way I do.

You wonder why I act the way I do.

You got the looks, you got the dough.

I’m spending another Christmas alone.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Friday, April 20, 2018

notmovingpictures Episode 86: 1318 4th Ave And Me

These things never seem to end up how I want them to. While listening to the latest episode of the Henry & Heidi podcast I got inspired to tell the story of the time after I had gotten out of the Army and returned home thinking I could at least find cool, live music at the only alternative music venue in the Huntington, WV area called Gumbys, only to find that it had closed. It would be reincarnated under at least two more names later and I was able to see a ton of really cool bands at that space. As I thought about those times I could hear my thoughts in my head in my own voice and it sounded great.  Lots of interesting comments and memories seemed to bubble up from my unconscious. When I got the chance to record however all of that seemed to have faded away and what you have left is here for you to listen to. Hey, at least I talk about seeing the Rollins Band and Clutch in the same year at that very same spot, 1318 4th Avenue.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Rollins Band - Low Self Opinion

Email: notmovingpictures@gmail.com  Twitter: @notmovingpics
Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com

Older episodes of the podcast can be found at www.archive.org. Just search for notmovingpictures.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Ten For Tuesday Episode 152: Tall Baby Suns



Gord Downie - A Natural
Man Sized Action - Bubble Bursts
Baby Tooth - Jet Lag
Volcano Suns - Brother Superior
Oingo Boingo - Something Isn't Right
People In Stores - Cat And Mouse
Pedaljets - Terra Nova
pEYR - Maggasyn
Buzz Hungry - There Is A Time
Tall Tales And True - Lucifer Sam

Email: tenfortuesday@gmail.com  Twitter: @notmovingpics
Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com

Older episodes of the podcast can be found at www.archive.org. Just search for Ten For Tuesday.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Ten For Tuesday Episode 151: Rude Chic Creeps



Superchunk - What A Time To Be Alive
Iron Chic - Bonzo Goes To Bitburg
The Ramones - What A Wonderful World
Miracle Legion - Closer To The Wall
Rude Pride - Many People Suffer
Bully - Feel The Same
The Creeps - Stagger Through The City
The Professionals - Rewind
The Well - Dragon Snort
L7 - Dispatch From Mar-A-Lago

Email:  tenfortuesday@gmail.com  Twitter:  @notmovingpics
Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com

Older episodes can be found at www.archive.org. Just search for Ten For Tuesday.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.